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BX-Swan Lake Fire Department Cancels Halloween Fireworks; Donates Funds to BX Community Park

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020

Halloween is known for trick-or-treating, eating lots of candy, and if you live in the BX / Swan Lake area, it’s also known as the hugely popular community fireworks event hosted by the BX-Swan Lake Fire Rescue. The event attracts hundreds each year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire Rescue has cancelled the event.

“This is the first time in 38 years that we have had to cancel the Halloween Fireworks event,” said Bill Wacey, Chief, BX-Swan Lake Fire Rescue. “While we are saddened to have to cancel, the health and safety of the community is paramount and we look forward to future fireworks events.”

Throughout the year, the firefighters at BX-Swan Lake donate a portion of their paycheques to pay for the Halloween event. So, instead of holding the Halloween event, they are donating $2,500 to pay for a new picnic table and bench at the BX Community Park that sits directly behind the fire hall.